Roja (1992)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 17 mins

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Delving into the heart of political conflict, religious fanaticism and terrorism in Kashmir, this daring politico-social movie revolves around the struggles of Roja, an innocent village girl from Tamil Nadu. Her most ardent prayer that the sophisticated, city-bred handsome young man coming to see her sister will be her future brother-in-law, boomerangs on her, when he openly announces his wish to marry her, instead of her sister. Under strained circumstances, she is forced to marry him, and is extremely unhappy about it. However, after she discovers that his reasons were perfectly valid, the newly married couple gradually fall in love. Rishi, who works for the Indian Government, is instructed to go to the troubled state of Kashmir on a classified mission. Roja also goes along. Then her innocent world is shattered when Rishi is abducted and held for ransom by a group of jihadist militants who want an independent Kashmir and the release of a terrorist held by the Indian military forces. Will the passionate appeal of this young woman move cold and ruthless military and politician's hearts and minds?
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Cast: Arvind Swami, Madhubala Raghunath

Crew: Mani Ratnam (Director), Santosh Sivan (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Crime, Romance, Thriller

Release Dates: 15 Aug 1992 (India)

Tamil Name: ரோஜா

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Did you know? A major chunk of the film was to be shot in Kashmir but was shot in other hill stations that resembled it due to extreme terrorism there. Read More
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Hindi, Marathi, Telugu
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Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
A major chunk of the film was to be shot in Kashmir but was shot in other hill stations that resembled it due to extreme terrorism there.

The phenomenal success of this film made it get dubbed into Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam and Telugu.

This film was re-released to International audiences in the light of growing fear of terrorist attacks across the world.

This movie gave him National and International acclaim with the nomination for Best Film at the 18th Moscow International Film Festival and also won three National Film Awards, including the Best Film on National Integration.

This film's soundtrack made it into the Time magazine's '10 Best Soundtracks' list of December 2007.
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Dubbed into: Roja (Telugu)